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Scrum Velocity: Do’s and Dont’s

Velocity is “The measure of how many points the team burns down in a given Sprint on average.” Velocity measures the amount of work a single team can be expected to complete during an iteration. When we refer to story points, we are referring to a unit of measurement that expresses the estimated effort required […]

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Minimum Viable Product

  The Product Increment is what is produced after a given Sprint and is considered releasable. The Scrum Guide states that “An Increment is a concrete stepping stone toward the Product Goal. Each Increment is additive to all prior Increments and thoroughly verified, ensuring that all Increments work together. In order to provide value, the Increment […]

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The founding principles of Scrum

Although Scrum was first used to describe Agile content in 1986 in the Harvard Business Review, the term originates from the internationally loved sport, rugby. In rugby, a “scrum” involves players huddling closely together with their heads down while trying to gain possession of the ball. Then, the players work together in order to achieve […]

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The Art of Influencing

What is influencing? Influencing is the ability to alter another person’s thinking or behaviors. If you have ever tried to persuade another person to understand your point of view, then you know that influencing is easier said than done. Conger’s four steps In his article, The Necessary Art of Persuasion, Jay A. Conger identified four […]